Gita : Ch-11. Slo-10 & 11.

Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :

Chapter-11. Visvarupa-darsana-yogam)

Slokam-s-10 & 11. ( Arjuna saw in that universal form unlimited mouths and unlimited eyes. It was all wondrous. The form was decorated with divine, dazzling ornaments and arrayed in many garbs. He was garlanded gloriously, and there were many scents smeared over His body. All was magnificent, all-expanding, unlimited. This was seen by Arjuna.)

anekavaktranayanam  anekadbhutadarsanam,

anekadivyabharanam  divyanekodyatayudham.


aneka-vakrta-nayanam = with countless mouths and eyes;

aneka-adbhuta-darsanam = with many unlimited wonderful views/sights;

aneka-divya-abharanam = many divine ornaments;

divya-aneka-udyata-ayudham = divine and various superior weapons;

divyamalyambaradharam  divyagandhanulepanam,

sarvascaryamayam  devam  anantam  visvatomukham.


divya-malya-ambara-daram = wearing divine garlands and divine cloths;

divya-gandha-anulapanam = also divine fragrance  smeared with;

sarva-ascaryamayam = many many astonishing things filled in;

devam = shining form;

anantam = endless / unlimited;

visvatah-mukham = all-pervading ( form with many faces covering every where ).

These two slokam-s indicate that there is no limit to the hands, mouths, legs, etc., of the Lord.

These manifestations are distributed throughout the universe and are unlimited.

By the grace of the Lord, Arjuna could see them while sitting in one place.

That is due to the inconceivable potency of Krishna.

Sanjaya who could visually see everything that transpired on the battlefield by the grace of Vedavyasa, uses the word divya meaning divine, to show the resplendent and celestial quality of everything associated with the Supreme Lord Krishna.

The word anantam means unlimited denoting that the visvarupa or divine universal form is the refuge for all creation from the past, in the present and into the future and not subject to time and space.

The words visvato-mukham means many faces in every direction. So the visvarupa is exhibited with the appropriate divine weapons, divine ornaments and divine apparel.

Sanjaya elaborates upon the Supreme Lord Krishna's visvarupa or divine, universal form with the word anatam meaning unlimited refers to unlimited eyes, unlimited mouths, unlimited faces and unlimited wonders, unlimited ornaments, unlimited weapons and unlimited marvels.

All are devoid of the threefold limits of time, space and form and are transcendental, self- effulgent and infinite.

Of what unique nature was Lord Krishna's visvrupa or divine universal form?

This is what is being stated.

This form possessed unlimited faces, eyes and wonders to behold along with dazzling celestial ornaments and gleaming weapons.

This universal form was resplendent, self effulgent, infinite and all pervading, wearing divine ornaments and apparel, decorated with heavenly flower garlands and fragrant unguents all exquisitely scented.

In every direction extensive wonders, marvels and miracles abounded unlimitedly.

The words sarvascarya-mayam meaning unlimited and amazing wonders denotes that Lord Krishna's visvarupa or divine universal form contained innumerable wondrous and marvellous forms of His.

To be continued  ...


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